NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The suspect in a series of attacks on Asian women has been identified, according to the NYPD.

Police say Tyrelle Shaw is wanted for the attacks on four Asian women in Manhattan.

As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, relatives of Shaw contacted police after seeing surveillance video released from the most recent attack on Monday.

Shaw kept a blog, Diamond reported, and in one of his recent entries he describes his fascination with Asian women, saying “I didn’t want to reach the conclusion that Asian women would never take me seriously because of the color of my skin.”

Shaw, a black man, added “Inform NYPD, they can stop the searching for me because I’m going to commit suicide,” Diamond reported.

Shaw, 25, is 5’11 and about 150 pounds, according to police.

The string of attacks began last Wednesday around 4:15 p.m. on Grand Street. Police believe Shaw tried talking to a 35-year-old woman, but when she ignored him, he returned and smacked her in the face with an object concealed in a white plastic bag.

Police have released new surveillance video of a suspect who they say is wanted for at least four bias attacks against Asian women in Manhattan. (credit: NYPD)

Police have released new surveillance video of a suspect who they say is wanted for at least four bias attacks against Asian women in Manhattan. (credit: NYPD)

Another attack took place at Park Avenue and East 30th Street later that night.

Early Friday, another attack was reported on Second Avenue and East 60th Street.

The fourth attack took place Monday afternoon on Mulberry Street.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-8477 or to submit a tip online. You can also text your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All tips are kept confidential.